• Beware The Ides of March – ‘Up Pompeii’ style

    Beware The Ides of March – ‘Up Pompeii’ style

    Aside from the brilliant series, I Claudius, it seems like an ‘Ides of March’ cannot pass without thinking of the classic BBC comedy, Up Pompeii, starring the late, great Frankie Howerd. The series, which ran only two short seasons back in 1969-1970, was written by and starred a number of Carry On film alumni, would probably have […]

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  • ‘Waiting for God’ to get stage revival with U.K. tour set for next month

    ‘Waiting for God’ to get stage revival with U.K. tour set for next month

    Following in the footsteps of Dad’s Army, Porridge, Last Of The Summer Wine and, even Fawlty Towers, the classic 90s sitcom Waiting for God is being revived for a new touring stage production beginning next month. The original comedy, which starred the brilliant duo of Graham Crowden and Stephanie Cole as elderly delinquents Tom and Diana, centered around their daily life as […]

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  • Day one: BBC Showcase 2017 – Comedy

    Day one: BBC Showcase 2017 – Comedy

    Day one of the BBC Showcase 2017 in Liverpool is in the books. With thousands of hours to choose from to screen off the BBC catalogue, it’s no surprise that Tellyspotting gravitated right to the comedy genre on the first day of binge screening. Much like their American cousins, the offerings display an array of up and […]

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  • Graham Norton is still the King of Latenight

    Graham Norton is still the King of Latenight

    Just in case you are experiencing sleepless nights wondering just what does someone who works in television do on a Friday night in London? Well, they watch television, of course. Ok, admittedly, I did take advantage of the killer 60 degree weather for most of the day but am now back in the room after […]

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  • Will the sun come out tomorrow for Miranda Hart?

    Will the sun come out tomorrow for Miranda Hart?

    While the sun has sadly set on Miranda Hart’s semi-autobiographical sitcom, Miranda, and Call the Midwife fans will have to deal with the fact that the forthcoming series (returns Sunday, April 2 on PBS) will be Chummy-less, it does look like Miranda will be back in the not-too-distant future. It’s looking like ‘the sun will […]

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